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SB House

SB House

SB House

Type | House Addition

Completed | 2016

Area | 310 sqm

 

SB House involved extensive alterations to a 1960's cream brick beach house. While the holiday home is truly transformed, a sense of modesty remains by keeping the overall footprint close to the original dwelling. Several existing brick walls were retained; a hint of its history peeking through the addition of precast concrete, exposed structural steel and zinc cladding.

The highly detailed and incredibly thin roofline provides a significant overhang to full height glazing, ensuring both brilliant coastal views and year-round indoor comfort.

The upper level open plan consists of a central ‘pod’ housing the butler’s pantry, from which the kitchen, study and stairwell are linked.  American Oak timber is generously applied to the joinery, walls and flooring, creating a warmth and sophistication far exceeding that of the humble beach shack.